Great news! Workers at Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) in Victoria voted overwhelmingly “Yes” today in favour of joining UFCW 1518. They join the workers at the Vancouver flagship store on West Broadway who joined UFCW 1518 in April of this year.
“In fighting for fairness, we organize workers because everyone deserves safe and respectful working conditions, higher wages, better benefits, job security and fair treatment,” said UFCW 1518 President, Kim Novak. “We welcome our newest members from MEC, and look forward to providing them with the highest level of representation and will work hard to engage them in the important tasks ahead to help build a strong foundation for new working conditions.”
UFCW 1518 has a strong history of working productively with co-ops to ensure they are successful in the communities in which they operate while also providing effective representation for workers.
Workers are their strongest when they stand together to fight for fairness, and that is the power that a union can bring. We look forward to building a collaborative working relationship with the employer and negotiating a strong first contract for workers. Welcome to your union!